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Game Recap: Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

On Saturday May 5th, the Indoor Football league hosted three games and the first of those three was between the Iowa Barnstormers and the Sioux Falls Storm. The Barnstormers are currently 6-2 and sit in 2nd place while the Storm are 6-3 and sit in 3rd place. The game took place at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Iowa Barnstormers took a commanding 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter with both scoring drives from Tyler Jamal, who ran the first touchdown for 3 yards and then ran the ball 11 yards for another touchdown about 4 minutes later.
End of 1st: Barnstormers 14 – Storm 7

Both teams combined for five touchdowns during the second quarter but the Barnstormers continued to find their stride offensively with another touchdown early in the second quarter. Drew Powell found his stride on the ground and ran the ball 3 yards into the end zone to give the Barnstormers a 21-0 lead. The Storm were able to find their momentum and disrupt the dominance seen by the Barnstormers early. Lorenzo Brown was able to run a yard into the end zone to cut the Barnstormers lead to 14. However, the Barnstormers were able to regain momentum rather quickly and were able to find the end zone yet again but this time it was a Drew Powell 44 yard pass to Brady Roland. Cody Barber went on to miss the extra point and would leave the Barnstormers with a 27-7 lead with 8:17 remaining before halftime. The Storm would be the team to score on the next three opportunities and ultimately bring the game within four by halftime. The Storm scored with a 1 yard run from both Lorenzo Brown and Lyle McComb. The Storm also got a safety which gave them two more points to an already dominant end of the second quarter.
Halftime: Barnstormers 27 – Storm 23

With 5:45 remaining in the 3rd quarter the Storm were the first team to find the end zone and with that touchdown were able to gain the lead over the Barnstormers. The Storm scored on a Dillon Turner 2 yard run but Miles Bergner would have his extra point attempt blocked by Dame Ndiaya. Drew Powell continued to find his dominance on the ground for the Barnstormers as he was able to scramble and run 27 yards for a touchdown but failed to convert on the 2 point try.
End of 3rd: Barnstormers 33 – Storm 29

The Storm opened up the final quarter with a scoring drive which last a little over 2 minutes. The Storm scored on a Lorenzo Brown 34 yard pass to Mike Tatum. The Barnstormers would find momentum briefly and score on the next two possessions. First, the Barnstormers scored on a 21 yard pass from Drew Powell to Ryan Balentine. The next drive came from a Drew Powell 8 yard pass to Sheldon Augustine. Cody Barber went on to have his extra point attempt blocked by Chris Martin. The next three scoring drives resulted with field goals for both teams. The Storm kicker Miles Bergner successfully made a 39 yard field goal and then made a 25 yard field goal. Cody Barber successfully made a field goal for the Barnstormers when he made a 17 yard attempt.
Final: Barnstormers 49 – Storm 42

Game Leaders:
Passing: Lorenzo Brown (Storm) 9-21, 124 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: Drew Powell (Barnstormers) 18 ATT, 100 YDS, 2 TDS
Receiving: Mike Tatum (Storm) 3 REC, 69 YDS, 1 TD

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